A large percentage of the world’s population suffers from allergic rhinitis , a disease that causes inflammation of the nasal mucosa . 20% of the general population suffer from allergic reactions caused by external factors such as natural pollen, dust and the hair of some animals.

However, this disease can be intermittent, although many people suffer from it constantly.

There are many chemical and natural ways to treat allergic rhinitis , in addition to taking medications to combat allergy, it is important to avoid those that contain high levels of histamine that would aggravate the symptoms.

Symptoms of allergic rhinitis

The usual symptoms are:

  1. Itchy eyeballs
  2. Constant watery mucus
  3. Tearing
  4. Itching in the nostrils
  5. Tos
  6. Spontaneous sneezing

Although some people may suffer from stronger symptoms that are derived from constant allergic rhinitis:

  1. Depression
  2. Insomnia
  3. Headaches
  4. Lack of appetite

If you suffer from some of the symptoms presented here on a constant basis, you most likely suffer from chronic rhinitis. Regardless of the time of year in which symptoms increase in some people. The most advisable thing is to go to a doctor who performs allergy tests, in this way the external agents to which we are allergic can be identified

Normally, you should consume antihistamines and avoid contact with the agents that cause our allergies. However, there are other alternatives, compounds and natural foods that benefit the cure of rhinitis.

home remedies to treat allergic rhinitis

Next, we present you have 5 home remedies to treat rhinitis


Characterized for being a plant with many medicinal uses, in addition to having cleansing qualities, it grows abundantly in the place where it is planted.

This plant helps stop the effects that histamine causes in allergy sufferers, slows down and helps expel excess mucus and sudden coughing spells.

It is recommended to ingest the plant in the form of an infusion. Although it can also be prepared in the form of a soup, maintaining due caution using gloves when handling the plant.

Green tea

Green tea has many healing and beneficial properties for health, so it can be ingested regularly.

It also attacks rhinitis thanks to the compound that prevents the spread of histamine, relieving allergic reactions and allergy symptoms.

It is recommended to ingest two to three cups a day while you are in the process of curing rhinitis, or take it in the form of extract and tablets.


Honey is characterized by being a natural expectorant, however, it also has minimal amounts of bee pollen. Ironically, the habitual consumption of this substance means entering pollen into our organism, when exposing it to constant doses, the body gets used to it, which leads to the reduction of temporary allergies rooted to natural pollen.


In addition to being antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer, turmeric reduces allergy symptoms by strengthening the body’s natural immunoglobulin blocks.

What is advisable is to add small amounts of to the stews, creams and soups that are prepared daily. As it does not have a very prominent flavor, it can be added to soft desserts such as puddings and custards.

On the other hand, you can prepare drinks based on turmeric and other spices, using plant extracts such as rice or oats, you must add lemon rind, cinnamon and turmeric. It can be enjoyed hot or cold.


Frequently used in traditional medicine, licorice has anti-inflammatory properties at such levels that it has come to be classified as “natural cortisone.”

Mainly, the root of this plant is extremely beneficial for treating allergies naturally. On the other hand, it works as an expectorant and fights cough.

Due to its multiple uses, its intake in the body can be in various forms, pills, infusions or extracts. You can directly suck and bite the root to directly absorb the juices.

What is advisable to avoid

If you want to eliminate the state of rhinitis, the best thing to do is avoid certain foods that lead to increased symptoms such as:

  1. Embedded
  2. Seafood
  3. Sushi
  4. Vegetables
  5. Smoked meats

The most advisable thing is that before a picture of conditions that become permanent, we consult with a specialist to detect the causes and origins of the health problems that may arise.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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